The Phillies: Their hitting died out as the World Series progressed

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  • The Phillies: their hitting died out as the World Series progressed

    Several Phillies players are downcast after falling against the Astros in the World Series

Kyle Schwarber went from a tremendous hit to a desperate and failed bunt attempt.

One of the most fearsome sluggers of the Philadelphia Phillies He hit a foul lob on a two-strike bunt attempt with his team one inning from elimination. It is significant that Schwarber's third home run in the World Series, which gave Philadelphia a fleeting lead.

After taking a 2-1 lead in the Fall Classic, the Phillies lost three in a row. The last one was 4-1 on Saturday, and it meant a lot. the crowning of the Houston Astros in six games.

After becoming the only team to have advanced to the World Series after sneaking into the playoffs third in their division, ;n, Philadelphia couldn't continue to wow with what would have been their first crown since 2008.

“We got into a drought at the worst time,” Rob Thomson, who couldn't join Bob Lemon and Jack McKeon as managers who have taken over a team in the middle of a season and ended up winning the title. “You have to give credit to their pitching”.

Philadelphia batted He went .101 (9-for-89) with 38 strikeouts and three extra-base hits in three straight losses, which included a combined no-hitter, his fourth, and one of just three hits, his sixth.

< strong>Philadelphia had a .163 batting average in the entire series.

Rhys Hoskins hit . for .120 (3-for-25), with one RBI, J.T. Realmuto hit .167 (4-for-24) with three RBIs and Bryce Harper hit .200 (4-for-20) with two RBIs. Nick Castellanos fell at .125 (3-for-24) with an RBI, when he connected & gué; a foul fly that meant the last out.

Schwarber was the best, hitting .250 (5-for-20) with four RBIs.

Philadelphia's 71 strikeouts in the six games were a World Series record, surpassing the mark set by Arizona in a seven-game series in 2001 against the New York Yankees and matching the mark set by Tampa Bay against the New York Yankees. to the Los Angeles Dodgers a couple of years ago.

Getting to the World Series was a surprise for the Phillies, who were 22-29 on June 3, when Thomson replaced Phillies. fired manager Joe Girardi. They were the 12th and last club to secure a spot in the expanded playoffs.

With the old format, they would have been watching the postseason on TV.

After finishing The regular season with a record of 87-75, Philadelphia swept. in two games to San Luis, the monarch of the Central Division of the National League in the new wild card series. surprised They eliminated Atlanta, champion of the previous World Series and Eastern Division, in four games in the next round.

And in the Old Circuit Championship Series, the Phillies defeated San Diego, another wild card, after five games.

“This is sustainable, this kind of winning environment and team,” Thomson said. “They have accomplished a lot. still It's disappointing. I told them after the game, ‘Guys, you ain't got nothing to do. to embarrass. They don't need to bow their heads to anyone’”.

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